As virus surges, isolated UK leader Johnson faces…

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’ is battling both the coronavirus pandemic and a long list of political foes

On the campaign trail: Harris' husband Doug Emhoff

Doug Emhoff, lawyer and husband of vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris has recently made multiple appearances on the campaign trail on behalf of the Biden campaign.

Trudeau: 'This Sucks. It Really, Really Does'

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau summed up 2020 in a single sentence in a press briefing Tuesday: "We are in the middle of an unprecedented global pandemic that really sucks," he said. In some parts of the country, new case numbers are now higher than they were during the first...

Black men's votes courted as some search for…

Get-out-the-vote efforts targeting Black men aren’t just about persuading them to choose former Vice President Joe Biden over incumbent Donald Trump

Falling back to March lows is unlikely -investor

A sharp stock market decline this week as new COVID-19 infections rise in Europe and the U.S. is reminiscent of the market turmoil seen earlier this year, but David Barse, founder of XOUT, told Reuters business correspondent Conway G. Gittens that a market re-test of the March lows seems unlikely.

One of the World's Most Punishing Lockdowns Is…

In July, Melbourne, Australia, was recording upward of 700 new coronavirus infections daily. On Monday, that number was zero, triggering a Wednesday end to what the New York Times calls "one of the world’s longest and most severe lockdowns." For 111 days, the country's second-largest city was essentially frozen: 6,...

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UK under pressure amid warning hospital cases may…

The British government is under pressure to develop a national strategy to combat the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and “rescue Christmas’’ as scientists warn that the number of people hospitalized with the disease could almost triple by the end of next month unless something more is done now

Polish women strike 'to fight' abortion ruling

Polish barber Kinga Rutkowska has struggled to make ends meet during the pandemic but for her, protecting women's rights outweighs financial losses, so she closed her shop on Wednesday (October 28) to join a national protest against further abortion restrictions. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

Australia: Women From 10 Flights Had 'Invasive…

A baby was born and abandoned at an airport in Doha, Qatar, and now officials are apologizing over their controversial attempt to find the mother amid the revelation that there may have been more women involved than initially reported. After a newborn girl was found Oct. 2 in a trash...

France, Germany impose new lockdowns to curb…

France has announced a full nationwide lockdown for the second time this year and German officials imposed a partial four-week lockdown as governments across Europe sought to stop a fast-rising tide of coronavirus cases

A couple divided over politics, but united in…

Laura Hunter and her husband John may disagree on politics, but they do agree on one thing: hydrating migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally to keep them alive. Colette Luke has more.

Kazakhstan Not So Sour on Borat These Days

When the first Borat movie was released in 2006, the government of Kazakhstan, outraged by the portrayal of the country as an impoverished, anti-Semitic backwater, banned it and threatened to sue Sacha Baron Cohen. This time around, they've decided that there's no such thing as bad publicity. The Guardian reports...

Hospital, residential areas hit in…

Rockets have hit a hospital and residential areas amid deadly fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh that has raged for more than a month despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire

Germany to go into circuit-break lockdown

Germany will impose an emergency month-long lockdown that includes the closure of restaurants, gyms and theaters to reverse a spike in coronavirus cases that risks overwhelming hospitals, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday. Olivia Chan reports.

A New Princess Meets With Her Father

After years of courtroom battles , the relationship between Delphine Boel and the former king who long denied being her father has moved to the palace. Belgium's Albert II and the woman now recognized as Princess Delphine sat down together Sunday, the Guardian reports. The royal palace announced the reunion Tuesday...

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South Africa's president in quarantine as virus…

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has announced he has gone into quarantine after coming into contact with a dinner guest who has tested positive for COVID-19

NYC Mayor says protest 'offenses must be…

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio commented on unrest in Brooklyn following the police killing of a Black man in Philadelphia, saying "no violence is acceptable."

In One Nation, Infected Doctors Are Asked to Keep…

A sign of how bad things are in Belgium in regard to COVID-19: Doctors and nurses who've tested positive but have no symptoms are being asked to continue working in some overwhelmed hospitals, reports the Washington Post . "The situation is catastrophic," says an ICU doctor in the hard-hit city of...

France ends search after Channel capsize kills…

British media say four people who died when a boat carrying migrants capsized in the English Channel were a Kurdish-Iranian couple and their children aged 6 and 9

More shelling hits Armenian-Azeri conflict

Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other of killing civilians by shelling cities in and around Nagorno-Karabakh on Wednesday, in an escalation of a month-long conflict over the mountain enclave that has defied three ceasefires. Edward Baran reports.

Saddam's 'Red Devil' Is Reportedly Dead

Saddam Hussein's former right-hand man and one of the most wanted men in the world has been reported dead. Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the former vice chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council who was promoted to head of the Ba'ath Party after Hussein's execution and evaded capture even as his family...

EU chiefs call for common tests, tracing as virus…

Top European Union officials are urging the  bloc's 27 nations to introduce common rules to test for the coronavirus and trace its spread to help prevent further damage to their economies

Libyan investigators find more mass graves

Libyan authorities have dug 12 bodies from four more unmarked graves in the city of Tarhouna, adding to the scores of corpses already discovered since the area was recaptured in June by the Government of National Accord. Olivia Chan reports.

Gulf Coast Braces for Possible Record No One Wants

Yet again, the Gulf Coast is bracing as another hurricane roars toward it. Zeta, the 27th named storm of the 2020 season, was upgraded to a hurricane Monday, NBC News reports. It made landfall on the Caribbean coast of Mexico's eastern Yucatan Peninsula late Monday, the AP reports. It's expected...

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Spain: judge probes Catalan separatism links with…

A judge in Barcelona is probing possible links between promoters of Catalonia’s 2017 attempt to declare independence from the rest of Spain with an alleged misinformation campaign that Spanish investigators link to Russia

Muslims in India, Bangladesh protest cartoon

Protesters in India's western city of Mumbai and in Dhaka took to the streets on Wednesday to protest remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron in a row about cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

13 Australian Women Allegedly Strip-Searched…

Thirteen Australians were allegedly among a group of women removed from a Qatar Airways flight and strip-searched on Oct. 2, the Australian government says. The flight, en route from Doha to Sydney, was delayed four hours after an abandoned newborn was found inside the airport. Australian authorities say all the...